October 2016 at the Koreshan State Historic Site

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KAYAK the ESTERO RIVER from the Koreshan State Historic Site Boat Ramp

kayak Estero RiverHave you explored the Estero River lately? Now is the time. Koreshan State historic Site is now offering CANOES and KAYAKS for rent! Enjoy the serenity of our community’s hidden treasure, the Estero River, while paddling the freshly cleared waterway. Canoes rentals are $7.00 for the first hour, and $5.00 each additional hour. Single Kayak rentals are $10.00 for the first hour, and $5.00 each additional hour. Tandem Kayak rentals are $15.00 for the first hour, and $10.00 each additional hour. Rent at the Ranger Station. No reservations. For more information call (239) 992-0311.

YOGA in the PARK Traditional Yoga – Every Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Traditional Yoga class focuses on breathing, stretching and postures. Modifiable for all ages and levels of participants. Over time, this form of yoga will tone the body and focus the mind. Each practice will leave you relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated. Beginners welcome! Some mats provided. Bring a water bottle. $10 cash. Park admission FREE.

YOGA in the PARK Goddess Yoga – Every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

This form of yoga incorporates goddess mythology into the physical practice of yoga, allowing participates to embrace and internalize the symbolic nature of each goddess in the practice. Focus is on improving internal strength, clarity, love and creativity, and is accompanied by a dynamic physical practice. Basic physical agility required. Some mats provided. Bring a water bottle. $10 cash. Park admission FREE.

Estero-River-II-006-smGUIDED ESTERO RIVER and MOUND KEY KAYAKING TOURS
Join the College of Life Foundation on a guided tour through the historic beauty of the Estero River or paddle to Mound Key and hike the trail to the top of the ceremonial center of the Calusa Indians. Explore this unique ecosystem with dolphin, manatee, osprey, cormorants, great blue herons and a Florida Master Naturalist in a comfortable, secure sea kayak.  Reservations required, please call (239) 992-2184.

NATIVE PLANT SALE – EVERY SUNDAY 8:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Learning about and purchasing native plants can be a daunting task, but it just got easier! The Coccoloba Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society volunteers will be selling native plants at the Koreshan State Historic Site Farmers Market EVERY SUNDAY 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Experts will be on hand to help answer your questions and teach you about the wonderful benefits of adding native plants to your landscaping. Volunteers will also explain about the fertilizer ordinance and invasive exotic plants. For more information, visit www.FNPSCoccoloba.org or call (239) 273-8945.

KORESHAN SUNDAY FARMERS MARKET  – EVERY SUNDAY 8:00-1:00 p.m.

Join us in the historic settlement of Koreshans. Our quaint summer market offers local produce, fresh seafood, local honey handcrafted goods, pickles and olives, and fresh mozzarella cheese! The market is FREE for the summer. Contact the Ranger Station at (239) 992-0311 for more information.

GUIDED HISTORIC TOURS

EVERY SATURDAY and SUNDAY at 10:00 a.m.

Explore the 19th century religious Koreshan settlement, its structures, and gardens. Join our guided walking tours and learn about these idealistic pioneers. The walking tour is about an hour and a half. Guided Tours are $2 for adults, $1 for children under 6 years of age and can be purchased at the Ranger Station (239) 992-0311.

VINTAGE RV SHOW – Saturday, October 22 10:00-4:00 p.m.

The Tin Can Tourists present the 10TH Annual Vintage RV Show at Koreshan State Historic Site. View a variety of vintage RVs from travel trailers to classic motorhomes, even old-school camping rigs! Come checkout these rides from the past FREE with park admission. Call the Ranger Station for details at (239) 992-0311.

3RD ANNUAL FAMILY HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL – Saturday, October 29 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Halloween 2015 at Koreshan State ParkSet featured image 2Join our State Park family as we welcome families into the Historic Settlement of the Koreshan Unity to celebrate the fall season. Take a fun hayride, be a part of the parade, and the costume contest, Let your little ones enjoy activities and treats while you learn about the services your community has to offer. Fun for families. FREE with Park admission. Call the Ranger Station for details at (239) 992-0311.

 

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